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Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Large Motor Carrier: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project

Stephen V. Burks, Jeffrey Carpenter, Lorenz Goette, Kristen Monaco, Aldo Rustichini, Kay Porter

NBER Working Paper No. 12976
Issued in March 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

Conference: The Conference on the Analysis of Firms and Employees (CAFE) was held September 29-30, 2006 in Nuremberg, Germany. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided to the Conference by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Data Access Center (FDZ-BA/IAB), The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), their Research Network "Flexibility in Heterogeneous Labour Markets", the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Research:The authors gratefully acknowledge generous financial support for the Project from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on the Nature and Origin of Preferences, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Trucking Industry Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology (one of the industry studies programs initiated by the Sloan Foundation), the University of Minnesota, Morris, and cooperating motor carrier. We also thank the managers and employees of the cooperating firm, without whose involvement and active support the project would have been impossible. The designers of the field experiments used in the project thank Catherine Eckel and Kate Johnson for sharing protocol and design details from a field experimental project in Mexico, and for offering helpful advice on our design issues. The views expressed herein are those of the authors, and not of the Federal Reserve System, nor the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, nor the other employers of any of the authors, nor of the project sponsors. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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